FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2015
GRIDSMART Joins ITS America Leadership Circle
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—GRIDSMART® Technologies, Inc., provider of the world’s only single camera ITS solution, has joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Leadership Circle. The ITS America Leadership Circle is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the use of technology to solve transportation challenges.
“ITS America is thrilled to welcome GRIDSMART Technologies to the Leadership Circle. They join a group of exceptional thought leaders in the intelligent transportation industry, and bring another voice for improving transportation safety and efficiency through technology to the table as we work to find solutions to some of the key challenges facing our nation’s transportation system,” said Regina Hopper, President and CEO of ITS America.
The Leadership Circle brings together innovation leaders from the public and private sectors to advise ITS America and the broader transportation community on strategic approaches and policies to advance widespread intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment through smart technology solutions.
GRIDSMART is an established provider of cost effective systems for intersection control, data collection and situational awareness. GRIDSMART is an easy to implement solution for traffic managers to use one technology to visually assess real-time traffic concerns and access long-term vehicle counts and performance data.
“Accessible technology plays a vital role in cost-effectively making our nation’s transportation systems safer and more efficient,” said Bill Malkes, Founder and CEO, GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. “We are thrilled to work with ITS America and the Leadership Circle organizations to educate decision makers on the importance of dedicating funding for the research, development and deployment of practical intelligent transportation systems.”
The Leadership Circle Road Map for 2015 outlines six key priorities:
- Evolving Opportunities in Transportation through Big Data Analytics
- Promote the Safe, Efficient, & Smart Movement of Goods
- Advance Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication Technology Deployment
- Smart Use of Assets and Capacity: Utilize Existing Technologies and Infrastructure
- Elevate our Impact: Outreach at the Federal, State, and Local Levels
- Emerging Vehicle Solutions: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles.
The 2015 ITS America Leadership Circle Members include: AAA; Arizona Department of Transportation; University of California, Berkeley; California Department of Transportation; Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Carnegie Mellon University; University of Maryland, CATT Lab; Contra Costa Transportation Authority; Cubic Transportation Systems; Drivewyze; Eberle Design Inc.; Econolite Group, Inc.; Florida Department of Transportation; General Motors; GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc.; HELP, Inc.; IBM Corporation; Intel; Iteris, Inc.; Kapsch TrafficCom; Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; Meritor WABCO; Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Michigan Department of Transportation; Michigan Mobility Transformation Center; Minnesota Department of Transportation; National Renewable Resources Laboratory; New York City Department of Transportation; Parkmobile; Peek Traffic Corporation; Qualcomm; Schneider Electric; Serco Inc.; Siemens Industry, Inc.; Southwest Research Institute; Texas A&M Transportation Institute; Texas Department of Transportation; TransCore; University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute; Verizon; Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Xerox State & Local Solutions.
About GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc.
GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. (GTI) is a Knoxville, Tennessee based company backed by venture capital investment from around the country that uses the most advanced vision processing algorithms in the world of traffic. GTI scientists are alumni of places such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the United States Naval Academy.
The GRIDSMART System is the industry’s only single camera solution for actuation, traffic monitoring and data collection. The GRIDSMART System is currently deployed in 22 countries and 36 states. For more information about GRIDSMART, please visit www.gridsmart.com.